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Spine Condition

Dr. Gleiber explains common spine conditions and sets the record straight on common misconceptions and beliefs about spine health.

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Herniated Disc

Herniated discs are one of the most common spine conditions. Herniated discs most often occur in the lower back, but can also occur in the upper portion of the spine. Herniated discs can put pressure on the spinal nerves, potentially causing symptoms in the arms or legs. Fortunately, most instances of herniated disc can be…

Stress Fractures in the Spine

Although spinal stress fractures are common in athletes, they can occur in non-athletes as well. Stress fractures are often the result of overuse, when the spine takes on too much stress. In most cases, a spinal stress fracture can be treated without the need for surgery. What is a Stress Fracture? A stress fracture occurs…

Degenerative Disc Disease

degenerative disc disease

Degenerative disc disease is a very common cause of back pain. As we age, the discs in our spines can dry out and shrink. The discs are the shock absorbers of the spine–when they lose water content, they may lose flexibility and elasticity, making them unable to absorb shock effectively. Changes in the discs can…